The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Swimming in gold

Batman has the Batcave, Superman has his Fortress of Solitude, and Scrooge McDuck has his money bin. For 70 years, the maternal uncle of Disney’s Donald Duck has been portrayed as a thrifty—some might say miserly—presence in cartoons and comics, a waterfowl who has such deep affection for his fortune that he enjoys diving into his piles of gold and luxuriating in them.

It’s a rather gross display of money worship, but is it practical? Can anyone, including an anthropomorphic Pekin duck, actually swim in their own money, or would diving headfirst into a pile of metal result only in catastrophic injury?

Via GoogleMyFacePlusSpaceBook, Fact Check: A Physicist Weighs In On Whether Scrooge McDuck Could Actually Swim in a Pool of Gold Coins | Mental Floss

Sadly, no. Even Carl Barks knew this and on several occasions had Scrooge mention it was a trick.

[“Unca Scrooge, how come you dived all the way from that bluff, and you didn't get hurt?”—Huey, Dewey and Louie] [“Well, I'll admit—it's a trick!”—Uncle Scrooge]

But it's still fun to fantasize about swimming in three cubic acres of gold coins though.

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[Here I am, enjoying my vacaton in a rain forest.]

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